Tuesday, September 14, 2010


We made "slime" on Monday as part of our school work!
It was a super simple lesson on chemical reactions with very fun results. I really like this version of slime because it is not as sticky, gooey, or messy as some of the recipes out there.

In a large bowl, mix 1/4 c white glue (like Elmers) and 1/4 c water. Add a squirt of food coloring for color. You can even add glow in the dark paint for a weird twist.

Mix 1/2 teasp. Borax in 1/2 c water. Stir well until dissolved.
***Borax (as in 20 Mule Team Borax, the laundry booster sold in the laundry section) is not the same thing as Boric Acid, which is used to kill roaches.***

Slowly pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture. You’ll see it clump up immediately. Stir. Pour off the excess liquid, and you’re left with the slime!

Smush it. Squeeze it. It gets even better the more you play with it. It stretches and breaks. It slowly flattens. You can punch holes in it. You can cut it out with cookie cutters. And I found it less messy than play-dough.
It’s not for eating, so do exercise supervision.

It's also not for sticking up your nose for pretend boogers....
don't ask me how I know this!

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